Walking on the Ocean Floor

At the Bay of Fundy, the shape of the coastline dramatically increases tides resulting in the largest tidal range in the world. At Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick, giant rocks are perched on the shore. The shifting of the earth’s crust ripped the layers of rock apart, glaciers carved into the cracks, and the sea continues to erode the base. According to MicMac legend, the rocks were created by great whales when they turned their runaway slaves to stone. These legends always seem to bring a place to life for me.

I made this image before sunrise. The trick to photographing here is to find a day when low tide is concurrent with sunrise since it faces eastward. At high tide you cannot get to the rocks unless you kayak or canoe.

Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick
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This image is a blend of 4 exposures combined in Photomatix.

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  1. Anne McKinnell says

    Hi Wendy, yes it does! Something about that huge tide makes mother nature’s power so apparent. Thank you very much for your visit and comments.

  2. Anne McKinnell says

    Thanks Jackson! I have been trying to make my HDR images look as natural as possible. Sometimes I take it in the grungy direction, but I usually prefer the natural look.

  3. Anne McKinnell says

    Hi Christy! Yes, it definitely is worth it, I just wish sunrise would happen later. Well, I guess it does this time of year. Even when I have successes at sunrise, it doesn’t seem to make any easier to get up the next time. I’m always dragging myself out there, but when I get there I get excited about the scene.

  4. Anne McKinnell says

    Hey Dan, thanks! That is so cool that you did an assignment for Tourism New Brunswick. How do I get a gig like that? Actually they commented on some of my posts. I should follow up with that shouldn’t I? Thanks for your visits and comments!

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